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Global warming is a form of climate change that could dramatically affect our ecosystem and all life forms living in it. Earth is a gigantic greenhouse, and any changes to the natural atmospheric conditions due to excessive quantities of gases like carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) trap heat from sunlight, blocking it from escaping to space.

If the global carbon footprint continues to climb at this rate, Earth would eventually become warmer. This could lead to extreme weather conditions, a dangerous rise in sea levels, the melting of glaciers, and disturbances in crop growth.

Human evolution and technological advancements over the past century led to more use of fossil fuels like coal and oil, which has released tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Since 1981, the planet has been heating up at an average rate of 0.18?C every year.

Thankfully, global connectivity is raising awareness among communities and industries across continents to adopt renewable sources of energy. While geothermal, wind, and hydroelectric sources of energy have gained popularity in recent decades, harnessing the limitless energy of the sun from your backyard through solar panels is becoming a widespread phenomenon.

The State of California has proposed and is moving ahead with new energy mandates that would require builders to include solar power and battery storage in new single-family rentals, multi-family units, and commercial spaces. Solar power capacity in the US grew from 0.35 gigawatts in '08 to approximately 97.2 gigawatts at present, contributing 3 percent of electricity in the country. This scale of energy generation could power 18 million American homes.

Although the cutting-edge technology used in manufacturing solar cells initially led to a high market price, mass adaptation and rapidly-growing competition to innovate resulted in an almost 70 percent drop in average solar panel costs since 2014. Recently, Reuters pointed to a Solar Futures Study that stated 40 percent of electricity in the United States could come from solar energy by 2035, in turn creating millions of jobs in the industry.

What to Expect From a Complete Solar Power and Storage System at Home

Solar panel systems usually come with a long-term warranty. As such, it could be viewed as a one-time investment that reaps returns from day one. As your utility bill takes a dip, your carbon footprint will, as well.

There are some things that solar energy consumers should take note of, though. Oftentimes, conventional solar setups comprise separate components manufactured by different brands that have their own warranty. Furthermore, a large number of solar panels and inverters might be used to generate required energy. This could take up a lot of space and drastically change your home's appearance without actually improving efficiency.

Additionally, some installations might not be compatible with an energy storage system that protects your home from power outages. In a nutshell, compatibility and uniformity across complete solar power systems could improve your experience in dealing with space, energy disruptions and future upgrades.

SunPower, a Silicon-valley company that specializes in solar energy generation and storage, is currently the only company that offers complete home solar systems with a 25-year complete-system warranty. This can help you grow out of power grid dependence, gain complete control over your energy consumption, reduce your utility bills, and enjoy power continuity during outages.

The SunPower Equinox System features state-of-the-art solar panels that could produce up to 60 percent more energy in the same space compared to conventional panels and reach efficiency levels up to 22.7 percent. Devoid of grid lines with a solid copper foundation and anti-reflective coating, these solar panels introduce maximum light absorption and resistance to thermal strain and corrosion for longevity. The minimalist approach eliminates the need for extra hardware and blends well with almost any architectural design.

Avoid Power Outages and Sell Excess Energy Back to The Grid

The Equinox system can be easily connected with SunPower's SunVault energy storage system, which allows consumers to store unused electricity for instant power backup during outages (possibly up to three days for one battery). You may also sell the extra energy back to the grid for credit on upcoming electric bills. Furthermore, their intuitive app allows you to monitor power consumption and utility rates to determine if the system needs to switch to the excess solar energy during peak time charges.

With access to hundreds of patents in solar innovation, SunPower's products have offset 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide since 2005 with 15 million tonnes in 2020 alone. They have added nearly 44,000 residential consumers to their growing customer base and installed 985 megawatt worth of solar products in 2020. They also offer flexible payment options and allow you to purchase, loan, or lease their solar products.

Check out their virtual home solar design, calculate savings, and schedule an appointment to begin your journey towards sustainability today.